Tuesday, February 24, 2009

M. Ward with The Vivian Girls at Sixth & I Synagogue

Over this weekend, I went to DC's Sixth & I Synagogue to see M. Ward. It was my first time at this venue- beautiful inside with great acoustics.
The Vivian Girls from Brooklyn opened up. I loved their enthusiasm on stage, and their sound reminded me of The Shaggs meets post-punk.
This was my second time seeing M. Ward play and, as before, he was great. He started onstage solo with an acoustic guitar. The ladies in the audience swooned.
A few songs in he brought out the full band, and the show was spectacular. I was blown away by his guitar playing on a John Fahey cover. I also loved his cover of Daniel Johnston's "The Story of an Artist".

1 comment:

Baroque Pop Radio said...

I am soon to see M Ward - the She & Him project won lots of new fans. Love his cover of Buddy Holly's "Rave On." Flaming Lips are coming to my home town in two weeks to play an outdoor music festival at the foot of the beautiful McDowell Mnts of Phoenix, AZ